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When James VII was deposed in 1689, there followed 50 years of attempts to return the Stewarts to the throne of Britain. During this period the Jacobites supported, in turn, James VII, his son, James VIII (or Old Pretender) and his grandson (the Young Pretender or Bonnie Prince Charlie).

The 1715 uprising was led by John, Earl of Mar. Despite considerable Jacobite support he was defeated at the Battle of Sherrifmuir on 13 November 1715. James VIII, the 'Old Pretender', arrived in Scotland from France but he was unable to revive Jacobite fortunes. He was forced into exile again with some of his supporters.

The map is from 'Historical Geography of the Clans of Scotland' by T B Johnston & Col James A Robertson, 3rd Edition, 1899

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Map illustrating the 1715 Jacobite Uprising

1710s

Jacobites; Jacobite Uprising; Jacobite Rebellion; Bonnie Prince Charlie; Earl of Mar; Battle of Sherrifmuir; Young Pretender; Old Pretender; zoomable

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When James VII was deposed in 1689, there followed 50 years of attempts to return the Stewarts to the throne of Britain. During this period the Jacobites supported, in turn, James VII, his son, James VIII (or Old Pretender) and his grandson (the Young Pretender or Bonnie Prince Charlie).<br /> <br /> The 1715 uprising was led by John, Earl of Mar. Despite considerable Jacobite support he was defeated at the Battle of Sherrifmuir on 13 November 1715. James VIII, the 'Old Pretender', arrived in Scotland from France but he was unable to revive Jacobite fortunes. He was forced into exile again with some of his supporters.<br /> <br /> The map is from 'Historical Geography of the Clans of Scotland' by T B Johnston & Col James A Robertson, 3rd Edition, 1899